By Corina Vanek, Maritza Dominguez | Arizona Republic
Surfers are testing the waves at a lagoon in Mesa, the city’s iconic Mekong Plaza is expanding, several apartment complexes are going up in downtown and a library is in the works for southeastern Mesa.
These are some of the notable projects underway in Phoenix’s largest suburb.
Here is a look at each.
Surfing at Cannon Beach
The lagoon at Cannon Beach, on the southeast corner of Warner and Power roads, is at the halfway point of construction. It’s expected to open next summer, along with shops and restaurants.
The $220 million development is planned to sprawl across 40 acres and include such amenities as a pump bike track and a hotel.
But the focal point is the 55-yard surfing lagoon, which should be attractive to surfers from beginners to professionals.